Dalkeith woman goes on the run for cause

Ann Maxwell
Ann Maxwell

A Dalkeith mum has embarked on an ambitious tour of the United Kingdom to raise awareness of childhood epilepsy.

Ann Maxwell, a mother of three and co-founder of The Muir Maxwell Trust, one of the UK’s leading charities for paediatric epilepsy, has launched MORE – Mum on the Run for Epilepsy.

She is planning to talk to school pupils across the country in an attempt to ‘demystify’ the condition.

Despite being diagnosed with a brain tumour, Ann is running from school to school, helping pupils to understand epilepsy and inspiring them to make the most of their lives. The project will culminate with her running in the Virgin Money London Marathon in April 2014.

Ann set up the Muir Maxwell Trust 10 years ago after her son, Muir was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome – a severe form of epilepsy that at its worst causes profound developmental delay.

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